Baptism takes us out of sin. It’s harder to take sin out of us. In the Sacrament of Penance, just for an instant, God allows us to see ourselves as he sees us, offering us a vision of ourselves through Divine eyes and showing us the futility of our rebellion, the pettiness of our daily sins, the damage we do to ourselves and to others. But this is a God who looks into our lives and sees, aside from the failure, something utterly marvellous, unreservedly loveable, and splendidly potential. God would have us see this too: this is the fresh wisdom and the new dwelling place Christ would bring from all the malfunction of our past. We do not see it in our own lives: even less so in the lives of those around us. But God sees it. We are invited to seize every opportunity for this Sacrament, because in Penance there are miracles happening all the time: lives ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven. The greatest miracle you will ever see is a life and a heart changed by God, and in the Sacrament of Penance such miracles occur all the time.The sacrament is celebrated every Saturday night at 17h30 at St Ignatius, and every Sunday night at 17h30 at St Bernard’s.